Religion Book Reviews (page 176)

AUSCHWITZ by Lucie Adelsberger
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 30, 1995

"It is a notable addition to the list of testimonies available in English about that darkest period of human history. (illustrations, not seen)"
A taut, terse Holocaust narrative that is all the more powerful for its ironic reserve. Read full book review >
RELIGION
Released: Oct. 11, 1995

"Still, an often insightful look at the eternal nature of human experience. (Book-of-the-Month Club/Quality Paperback Book Club/Jewish Book Club selections; author tour)"
Psychotherapist and Bible teacher Rosenblatt's first book is a well-meshed combination of her chosen fields: It's a self-help reading of the book of Genesis. Read full book review >

HISTORY
Released: Oct. 2, 1995

"A nontheological approach to a profoundly theological question that is both exciting and inevitably limited."
Friedman (Hebrew and Comp. Read full book review >
HISTORY
Released: Oct. 2, 1995

"Daniels's account is a serious contribution to Puritan scholarship, serving to recharacterize our Puritan fathers in their full human dimensions."
Challenging the enduring legacy of Puritans as dour and joyless disciples of a fastidious religious life, the author remakes the Puritan past, showing them as they so often were: at prayer and at play. Read full book review >
RELIGION
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Forget the historical theory: This is a profile in courage, the story of how a women with ingenuity, determination, and faith in God and herself survivedand eventually prospered. (9 b&w photos, not seen)"
A moving memoir of an unusual Jewish immigrant experience: homesteading in North Dakota around the turn of the century. Read full book review >

STREETS by Bella Spewack
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"A study in personal determination, but lacking the literary touches that allow us to see and experience a life. (10 b&w photos, not seen)"
A vitriolic look back at a childhood of poverty by an Eastern European immigrant at the start of the 20th century. Read full book review >
THE RECOLLECTED HEART by Philip Zaleski
RELIGION
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Although clearly intended for an audience that is either devoutly Christian or seeking religion, this book can serve as a lesson to all on the importance of quiet time for meditation and contemplation."
Zaleski, a professor of religion and literature (Smith Coll. and Wesleyan Univ.) and longtime contributor to Kirkus, provides a detailed guide to spiritual retreat. Read full book review >
HISTORY
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Deloria should have stuck to his fundamentalist guns; his attempt to fight science with science is a dismal failure."
The first of a proposed trilogy attacking Western science, religion, and government. Read full book review >
HISTORY
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"If only Eisenberg had followed his advice."
More of a quickie tour than genuine travels among the world's most distinctiveand most religiously extremeJews. Read full book review >
RELIGION
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Uplifting, if somewhat unorthodox."
A novelist, feminist, and amateur theologian provides both food for thought and a more user-friendly deity for disaffected Christians. Read full book review >
RELIGION
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"But cyberspace gets a thumbs-up, and a guide to electronic spiritual resources is included."
James Joyce had the epiphany. Read full book review >
RELIGION
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Often funny and irreverent, Wilson makes theology personal and readable while bravely pushing the limits of religion and sexuality."
Wilson, senior pastor of the Metropolitan Community Church (MCC) of Los Angeles, takes the Bible back from fundamentalists and the Christian right and gives her own interpretation of the text that embraces queer believers. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Kendare Blake
November 16, 2016

Bestseller Kendare Blake’s latest novel, Three Dark Crowns, a dark and inventive fantasy about three sisters who must fight to the death to become queen. In every generation on the island of Fennbirn, a set of triplets is born: three queens, all equal heirs to the crown and each possessor of a coveted magic. Mirabella is a fierce elemental, able to spark hungry flames or vicious storms at the snap of her fingers. Katharine is a poisoner, one who can ingest the deadliest poisons without so much as a stomachache. Arsinoe, a naturalist, is said to have the ability to bloom the reddest rose and control the fiercest of lions. But becoming the Queen Crowned isn’t solely a matter of royal birth. Each sister has to fight for it. The last queen standing gets the crown. “Gorgeous and bloody, tender and violent, elegant, precise, and passionate; above all, completely addicting,” our reviewer writes in a starred review. View video >